Ben Garratt is unlikely to feature again this season
Steve Davis has revealed that Ben Garratt is unlikely to feature again this season after he fractured a bone in his leg. The Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper was withdrawn against Barnsley at the weekend after feeling the snap when taking a goal kick in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Oakwell. His shin had previously take a whack from Fleetwood's Jamie Proctor in the club's 2-0 win at Gresty Road.
May. rdAlthough a blow to Garratt and the football club, the Academy graduate has suffered a straight break and no displacement to the bone. Therefore, the estimated recovery time would be between 6-8 weeks. It would be tight for him to make a successful return before the final game of the season on Sunday 3
Steve Davis told the club’s official web-site: “Ben has been excellent for us this season and it is a blow for him and for us. He has done a good job for us.
“He has been a key player for us this season and has been improving with every game. He has shown a great strength of character to come through a difficult start to the season when goals were flying in.
“We are really disappointed to hear that it was as serious as it was at it seemed from the x-rays that it was only a muscular problem. On the other hand it is a straight forward fracture and there has been no displacement.
“It is frustrating for everyone but it could have been a lot worse. He is likely to be 6-8 weeks rather than 6-8 months, so in some ways that is a positive.
“He will be on crutches to take the weight of his leg and it will heal naturally. It is unlikely he will play again this season but I’m sure he will come back stronger and being in the gym will give him the opportunity to work on his upper body strength.”